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  • We learned a little of Border history. We saw an amount of beautiful Border scenery. We experienced the very best Border hospitality.

    Audrey Soal, South Africa
  • Listed in 'Four of the best private homes for house parties.' A stylish, incredibly comfortable holiday rental.

    Daily Telegraph
  • A fabulous castle in a hidden corner of Scotland with all the luxuries one could wish for after a day exploring the delightful countryside.

    National Geographic
  • Aikwood is a triumph of imagination, creation and recreation.

    Baroness Linklater, Scotland
  • It was an amazing experience, very magical, had a wonderful time.

    Chloe Marchant, County Durham
  • Aikwood is still Aikwood and although it has been reincarnated for the 21st century, its character hasn't really changed at all.

    Scottish Field
  • Our family really enjoyed our time at Aikwood Tower. It is a very beautiful place. Thank you for this magical experience that our family will never forget.

    Damon Cooley, Texas
  • The Tower is beyond amazing and we had a lovely time.

    The Wadham family
  • Thank you for a wonderful and inspiring stay at Aikwood. Lots of ideas for painting and prints from a very magical and special place.

    Jane Hyslop, Scotland
  • Once again back to the Ettrick Valley and Aikwood Tower. As usual having a relaxing time. It is always a pleasure being here.

    Jens Jelnes, Denmark

Understated luxury in the Scottish Borders

The exceptional sixteenth century Aikwood Tower has been lovingly renovated to accommodate up to ten overnight guests in authentic, relaxing and comfortable surroundings.

Located 40 miles south of Edinburgh in the heart of the Ettrick Forest - the ancient hunting ground of Scottish royalty up to the days of Mary Queen of Scots - the stunning local landscape around Aikwood Tower offers some of the finest shooting and fishing in Scotland, among many other leisure activities.

While perfect for pleasure, Aikwood Tower's up-to-date facilities and function spaces make it ideal for corporate guests as well as social gatherings, such as small intimate weddings and other special celebrations.

Whether you are looking for peace, calm and to be left alone to enjoy your stay on a self-catered basis or wish to be spoilt by local caterers with fine food and drink, the discreet, efficient and friendly staff of Aikwood Tower will ensure your stay is a happy and memorable one.